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15 February 2012

Pak soldiers killed in Balochistan clashes

Baloch militants have attacked Pakistani security forces overnight, killing at least 11 soldiers and wounding another 12 in clashes that raged for five hours, officials have reported.

Gunmen attacked two posts in the Margut area, about 60 kilometres east ofQuetta, capital of the insurgency-torn southwesternprovinceofBalochistan. The soldiers were responsible for guarding coal mines, they said.

Pakistan moves to secure strategic ties with China

Like Pakistani-occupied Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan – which had been part of the princely state of Jammu & Kashmir during British rule – is not formally part of Pakistan and is not under the jurisdiction of the Pakistani constitution. There are no representatives from Gilgit Baltistan in the Pakistani parliament or federal government institutions.